Camden jacaranda festival back and bigger than ever

From fairy lights to fireworks - there is no doubt Camden Jacaranda Festival will shine this year.

The annual event, organised by the Argyle Business Collective and Camden Council, will be held over three days from November 22 to November 24.

Last year's festival attracted close to 12,000 people over three days.

Collective president Andrew Valciukas said this year's event would be even bigger than its inaugural year.

"Given how popular it was last year we've gone a little bit larger," he said.

"The amusement section will now take up most of John Street, from Argyle Street right up to Mitchell Street, so we'll have a lot more rides and amusements.

"We have 40 per cent more stalls than last year with even more diversity.

"And this year someone will have the chance to grab up to $10,000."

This year one lucky winner will get to spend 60 seconds inside Macarthur Credit Union's Mac Cash Booth with the chance to snatch up to $10,000.

To enter, attendees simply need to visit the Camden Jacaranda Festival Facebook page and comment on the competition post before 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 21.

The lucky winner will enter the booth during the festival.

Mr Valciukas said there would be plenty of other entertainment throughout the three-day event.

"Friday Night Live will run in the same format as last year with performers throughout the town," he said.

"We will also have more live entertainment on the main stage like the Katy Perry and Taylor Swift Experience, and local performers Luke Koteras and Chris Sebastian.

"The local historical society will also run jacaranda walking tours so people can learn more about them and Camden's history.

"There is even a downloadable map on the website so people can take a self-guided tour.

"We will also have a filter that can be used during the event and people who upload their images using the filter to our website have the chance to win one of five Camden Monopoly games."

The local Monopoly boards will also be on sale throughout the festival.

Mr Valciukas encouraged locals to attend this year's event.

"From the lighting of the jacarandas and the Christmas tree to the fireworks and entertainment - it's going to be a great event," he said.

"Camden is such a unique place - it is on the border of suburbia but still manages to maintain its country charm and this event showcases that."

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